Microsoft Corp Earnings Estimate

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Many public companies, such as Microsoft Corp, manage the perception of their earnings on a regular basis to make sure that analyst estimates are accurate. Future earnings calculations are also an essential input when attempting to value a firm. By analyzing Microsoft Corp's earnings estimates, investors can diagnose different trends across Microsoft Corp's analyst sentiment over time as well as compare current estimates against different timeframes.
Microsoft Corp is projected to generate 9.13 in earnings per share on the 31st of December 2022. Microsoft Corp earnings estimates module stress-tests analyst consensus about projected Microsoft Corp EPS (Earning Per Share) to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on its historical volatility. Additionally, see Stocks Correlation.
  
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Gross Profit is likely to drop to about 111 B in 2022. Profit Margin is likely to drop to 0.37 in 2022
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Microsoft Corp Earnings Estimation Breakdown

Calculation of earning per share of Microsoft Corp is based on official Zacks consensus of 11 analysts regarding Microsoft Corp future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 88.46%, the future earnings per share of Microsoft Corp is estimated to be 9.13 with the lowest and highest values of 8.85 and 9.52, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for Microsoft Corp is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses
  Current EPS 8.94
8.85
Lowest
Expected EPS 9.13
9.52
Highest

Microsoft Corp Earnings Projection Consensus

Suppose the current estimates of Microsoft Corp's value are higher than the current market price of the Microsoft Corp stock. In this case, investors may conclude that Microsoft Corp is overpriced and will exhibit bullish sentiment. On the other hand, if the present value is lower than the stock price, analysts may conclude that the market undervalues the equity. These scenarios may suggest that the market is not as efficient as it should be at the estimation time, and Microsoft Corp's stock will quickly adjusts to the new information provided by the consensus estimate.
Number of AnalystsHistorical AccuracyCurrent EPSEPS Estimate for 31st of December 2022

11

88.46%

8.94

9.13

Microsoft Corp Earnings History

Earnings estimate consensus by Microsoft Corp analysts from Wall Street is used by the market to judge Microsoft Corp's stock performance. The investors also use these earnings estimates to evaluate and project the stock performance into the future in order to make their investment decisions. However, we recommend analyzing not only Microsoft Corp's upcoming profit reports and earnings-per-share forecasts but also compare them to our different valuation methods.

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA

24.47 Billion

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Microsoft Corp Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit are comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Microsoft Corp reported Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit of 65.61 Billion in 2021. Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT is likely to gain to about 91.1 B in 2022, whereas Price to Earnings Ratio are likely to drop 34.11 in 2022. Microsoft Corp Weighted Average Shares is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Microsoft Corp reported Weighted Average Shares of 6.79 Billion in 2021. Weighted Average Shares Diluted is likely to gain to about 7 B in 2022, whereas Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares is likely to drop (23.7 B) in 2022.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Microsoft Corp's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Microsoft Corp in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
257.66260.03262.40
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Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
233.62295.77298.14
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Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
261.21263.58265.95
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23 Analysts
Consensus
LowTarget PriceHigh
236.60355.32410.00
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Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Microsoft Corp. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Microsoft Corp's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Microsoft Corp's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Microsoft Corp.
Note that many institutional investors and large investment bankers can move markets due to the volume of Microsoft assets they manage. They also follow analysts to some degree and often drive overall investor sentiments towards Microsoft Corp. With so many stockholders watching consensus numbers, the difference between actual and projected earnings is one of the most critical factors driving Microsoft stock price in the short term.

Microsoft Corp Earnings per Share Projection vs Actual

Actual Earning per Share of Microsoft Corp refers to what the company shows during its earnings calls or quarterly reports. The Expected EPS is what analysts covering Microsoft Corp predict the company's earnings will be in the future. The higher the earnings per share of Microsoft Corp, the better is its profitability. While calculating the Earning per Share, we use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

Microsoft Corp Estimated Earnings per Share

For an investor who is primarily interested in generating an income out of investing in entities such as Microsoft Corp, the EPS ratio can tell if the company is intending to increase its current dividend. Although EPS is an essential tool for investors, it should not be used in isolation. EPS of Microsoft Corp should always be considered in relation to other companies to make a more educated investment decision.

Microsoft Quarterly Analyst Estimates and Surprise Metrics

Earnings surprises can significantly impact Microsoft Corp's stock price both in the short term and over time. Negative earnings surprises usually result in a price decline. However, it has been seen that positive earnings surprises lead to an immediate rise in a stock's price and a gradual increase over time. This is why we often hear news about some companies beating earning projections. Financial analysts spend a large amount of time predicting earnings per share (EPS) along with other important future indicators. Many analysts use forecasting models, management guidance, and additional fundamental information to derive an EPS estimate.
Reported
Fiscal Date
Estimated EPS
Reported EPS
Surprise
2022-04-26
2022-03-312.192.220.03
2022-01-25
2021-12-312.312.480.17
2021-10-26
2021-09-302.0812.270.189
2021-07-27
2021-06-301.92522.170.244812 
2021-04-27
2021-03-311.77811.950.1719
2021-01-26
2020-12-311.63732.030.392723 
2020-10-27
2020-09-301.5461.820.27417 
2020-07-22
2020-06-301.3721.460.088
2020-04-29
2020-03-311.26881.40.131210 
2020-01-29
2019-12-311.3251.510.18513 
2019-10-23
2019-09-301.24351.380.136510 
2019-07-18
2019-06-301.21371.370.156312 
2019-04-24
2019-03-310.99851.140.141514 
2019-01-30
2018-12-311.09111.10.0089
2018-10-24
2018-09-300.96521.140.174818 
2018-07-19
2018-06-301.07781.130.0522
2018-04-26
2018-03-310.85020.950.099811 
2018-01-31
2017-12-310.86540.960.094610 
2017-10-26
2017-09-300.72780.840.112215 
2017-07-20
2017-06-300.70650.980.273538 
2017-04-27
2017-03-310.69740.730.0326
2017-01-26
2016-12-310.78520.840.0548
2016-10-20
2016-09-300.68230.760.077711 
2016-07-19
2016-06-300.58390.690.106118 
2016-04-21
2016-03-310.63890.62-0.0189
2016-01-28
2015-12-310.70920.780.0708
2015-10-22
2015-09-300.590.670.0813 
2015-07-21
2015-06-300.560.60.04
2015-04-23
2015-03-310.510.610.119 
2015-01-26
2014-12-310.710.710
2014-10-23
2014-09-300.490.540.0510 
2014-07-22
2014-06-300.60.55-0.05
2014-04-24
2014-03-310.630.680.05
2014-01-23
2013-12-310.680.780.114 
2013-10-24
2013-09-300.540.620.0814 
2013-07-18
2013-06-300.750.66-0.0912 
2013-04-18
2013-03-310.680.720.04
2013-01-24
2012-12-310.750.760.01
2012-10-18
2012-09-300.560.53-0.03
2012-07-19
2012-06-300.620.670.05
2012-04-19
2012-03-310.570.60.03
2012-01-19
2011-12-310.760.780.02
2011-10-20
2011-09-300.680.680
2011-07-21
2011-06-300.580.690.1118 
2011-04-28
2011-03-310.560.610.05
2011-01-27
2010-12-310.680.770.0913 
2010-10-28
2010-09-300.550.620.0712 
2010-07-22
2010-06-300.460.510.0510 
2010-04-22
2010-03-310.420.450.03
2010-01-28
2009-12-310.590.740.1525 
2009-10-23
2009-09-300.320.40.0825 
2009-07-23
2009-06-300.360.360
2009-04-23
2009-03-310.390.390
2009-01-22
2008-12-310.490.47-0.02
2008-10-23
2008-09-300.470.480.01
2008-07-17
2008-06-300.470.46-0.01
2008-04-24
2008-03-310.440.470.03
2008-01-24
2007-12-310.460.50.04
2007-10-25
2007-09-300.390.450.0615 
2007-07-19
2007-06-300.390.390
2007-04-26
2007-03-310.460.490.03
2007-01-25
2006-12-310.230.260.0313 
2006-10-26
2006-09-300.310.350.0412 
2006-07-20
2006-06-300.30.310.01
2006-04-27
2006-03-310.330.32-0.01
2006-01-26
2005-12-310.330.330
2005-10-27
2005-09-300.30.310.01
2005-07-21
2005-06-300.310.320.01
2005-04-28
2005-03-310.320.320
2005-01-27
2004-12-310.330.350.02
2004-10-21
2004-09-300.30.310.01
2004-07-22
2004-06-300.290.28-0.01
2004-04-22
2004-03-310.290.340.0517 
2004-01-22
2003-12-310.30.340.0413 
2003-10-23
2003-09-300.290.30.01
2003-07-17
2003-06-300.240.23-0.01
2003-04-15
2003-03-310.240.270.0312 
2003-01-16
2002-12-310.230.270.0417 
2002-10-17
2002-09-300.210.280.0733 
2002-07-18
2002-06-300.210.210
2002-04-18
2002-03-310.250.250
2002-01-17
2001-12-310.210.250.0419 
2001-10-18
2001-09-300.20.220.0210 
2001-07-19
2001-06-300.210.220.01
2001-04-19
2001-03-310.210.220.01
2001-01-18
2000-12-310.230.240.01
2000-10-18
2000-09-300.210.230.02
2000-07-18
2000-06-300.210.220.01
2000-04-20
2000-03-310.20.220.0210 
2000-01-18
1999-12-310.210.240.0314 
1999-10-19
1999-09-300.170.190.0211 
1999-07-19
1999-06-300.180.20.0211 
1999-04-20
1999-03-310.160.190.0318 
1999-01-19
1998-12-310.150.180.0320 
1998-10-20
1998-09-300.120.140.0216 
1998-07-16
1998-06-300.120.130.01
1998-04-22
1998-03-310.120.130.01
1998-01-21
1997-12-310.10.110.0110 
1997-10-20
1997-09-300.090.090
1997-07-17
1997-06-300.10.10
1997-04-17
1997-03-310.080.10.0225 
1997-01-17
1996-12-310.060.070.0116 
1996-10-21
1996-09-300.060.060
1996-07-22
1996-06-300.050.050
1996-04-18
1996-03-310.050.060.0120 

About Microsoft Corp Earnings Estimate

The earnings estimate module is a useful tool to check what professional financial analysts are assuming about the future of Microsoft Corp earnings. We show available consensus EPS estimates for the upcoming years and quarters. Investors can also examine how these consensus opinions have evolved historically. We show current Microsoft Corp estimates, future projections, as well as estimates 1, 2, and three years ago. Investors can search for a specific entity to conduct investment planning and build diversified portfolios. Please note, earnings estimates provided by Macroaxis are the average expectations of expert analysts that we track. If a given stock such as Microsoft Corp fails to match professional earnings estimates, it usually performs purely. Wall Street refers to that as a 'negative surprise.' If a company 'beats' future estimates, it's usually called an 'upside surprise.'
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Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit65.6 B70.8 B
Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT84.5 B91.1 B
Earnings per Basic Share 9.34  10.07 
Earnings per Diluted Share 9.26  9.99 
Price to Earnings Ratio 38.37  34.11 
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA97.9 B105.6 B
Earnings before Tax81.8 B88.2 B
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft Corp operates under SoftwareInfrastructure classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. It employs 181000 people.

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Is Microsoft Corp's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Microsoft Corp. If investors know Microsoft will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Microsoft Corp listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.094
Market Capitalization
1941.4 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.18
Return On Assets
0.16
Return On Equity
0.49
The market value of Microsoft Corp is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Microsoft that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Microsoft Corp's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Microsoft Corp's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Microsoft Corp's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Microsoft Corp's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Microsoft Corp's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Microsoft Corp value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Microsoft Corp's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.